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GEEKS: Rwanda. Rubona (near Rubavu on Lake Kivu). Paradis Malahide Cottages and Camping. Friday 31 July. Week 14, day 110.

I record these rather dry details for the benefit of others needing hard data when planning their travelling in these areas. I hope some find it handy if not interesting.


Kibuye – Kibali road initially – Mashubati village – Nkomero village – Kivumu – Pfuma – Rubavu – Rubona.

Total distance and time taken.

110km, 4hr 45min.

Route details.

The first 18km and the last 15km are tar. The rest is mainly bumpy and rocky dirt road, with poor conditions for quite long patches requiring slow driving. Never anything severe enough to damage a 4X4 driven at appropriate speeds. So do not be discouraged from using this route. Just plan for a slow trip and enjoy the wonderful scenery and an insight into rural life in Rwanda.

COSTS at Paradis.

Camping Rwanda Franc 10,000pp (US$10). Breakfast not included.

Double room US$60 per night for 2.